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Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2014

January 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2014

Tug Baker is an eater of things, and an arbiter of tunes. He has shared his best of list from About Today. 1. Run The Jewels, Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal, Sony Red) 2. Hurray For The Riff Raff, Small Town Heroes (ATO) 3. Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (Loose Music) 4. […]

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Robert J. Howell’s Top Albums of 2014

January 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Robert J. Howell’s Top Albums of 2014

This year I can’t in good conscience list ten albums in order. It always feels like splitting invisible hairs to decide between one and two or five and six, and when the albums I loved this year are such a diverse bunch it just seems silly. (I would say it is like comparing apples to […]

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Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2013 (better late than never edition)

February 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2013 (better late than never edition)

You think you’ve got game, and then you meet Drew Harkins and you throw the game away because you just can’t win. Deerhunter, Monomania (4AD) Pick your favorite review of this album: a.) Monomania is a willfully inscrutable/abstruse nocturnal garage pastiche of shopworn indie standards, pieced together meticulously from a post-nothing fakebook, delivered with mesmerizing […]

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Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2013

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off on Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2013

Logan K. Young is the Editor in Chief at Classicalite.com. ALBUMS: Body/Head, Coming Apart (Matador) Lonnie Holley, Keeping a Record of It (Dust to Digital) Because Oxford American needs to see him. Wolf Eyes, No Answer: Lower Floors (De Stijl) Richard Youngs, Summer Through My Mind (Ba Da Bing!) Because Ba Da Bing! captured him […]

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KFL’s Top Albums of 2013

January 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on KFL’s Top Albums of 2013

KFL is a writer/lover of music, a drinker of coffee and a (begrudging) maker of lists. —————————————- Admission/Confession: I don’t bother defending my opinions these days; I find it to be an exercise in futility. Besides, I’m really fucking lazy. This is for posterity as much as anything. The List: 1. Phosphorescent, “Muchacho” (Dead Oceans […]

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Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2013

January 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2013

1. Lorde, Pure Heroine (Universal) I’m fairly certain I would not have surmised my most listened to album of the year would have been written and recorded by a 16-year-old girl from New Zealand. I guess it proves I’m not utterly dead inside that I can still be this taken aback. Pure Heroine is an […]

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Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2013

December 31st, 2013 · Comments Off on Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2013

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Patrick Wall is the man whose name you’d love to touch. But you mustn’t touch. People pay him to write things. KNEE MEETS JERK In Which a Beleaguered Music Journalist Attempts — and Fails — to Identify Ten Records Released Between December 2012 and December 2013 That Were Better Than All Other […]

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Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2013

December 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2013

Robert Howell is a professor of philosophy at SMU. His latest book is called Consciousness and the Limits of Objectivity and is available at Amazon. Now that you are good and intimidated, below are his thoughts on a few records from the past year. ——————————————— I seem to be the only person who doesn’t like […]

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Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2012

December 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

I don’t think Tug Baker has an enemy in this world. I can’t say the same about many people I know. In addition to his Top 15 albums listed here, Tug has compiled his 100 favorite tracks of 2012, which you can find over at his music blog, About Today, which you should check out anyway, […]

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Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2012

December 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2012

Patrick Wall’s skills are as varied as they are impractical. KNEE MEETS JERK: In Which a Beleaguered Music Journalist Attempts — and Fails — to Identify Ten Records Released Between December 2011 and December 2012. That Were Better Than All Other Releases in the Same Time Period. Listed in alphabetical order. Results subject to change. […]

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Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2012

December 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2012

Drew Harkins is currently following some sort of bizarro, modernized version of Don Draper’s esteemed trajectory, replete with passels of women, ankle-bearing suits, and ad campaigns … without all that inconvenient identity theft nonsense. 1. Japandroids, Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl) They aren’t long; all the weeping and the laughter. Hold damn tight onto those days, because […]

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k’s Top Albums of 2012 (@kerryrm)

December 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on k’s Top Albums of 2012 (@kerryrm)

Wild Nothing – Nocturne Like M83’s Saturdays = Youth, Wild Nothing’s Nocturne tugs at the heartstrings of my ’80s childhood and my ’90s twee indie pop infatuation. Tennis – Young & Old This album makes me want to lay in the grass on a sunny Summer day with nothing to do. Marina & The Diamonds […]

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Kevin Foster Langston’s Top Albums of 2012

December 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Kevin Foster Langston is a recovering music critic who likes what he likes because he likes it, and anyone who has a problem with that can bugger off. 1. Japandroids, Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl) 2. Cloud Nothings, Attack on Memory (ADA/Carpark Records) 3. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange (Def Jam) 4. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is […]

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Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2012

December 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2012

I’ve written for Drawer B for 14 years, and so it stands to reason that this is my 14th year-end list of albums (unless I slacked off one or two times). You’ll undoubtedly disagree with several of my choices, as these are not necessarily the “best” records of the year- just the ones I preferred […]

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Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2012

December 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Logan K. Young is a former contributor to Drawer B, who managed to stir up his fair amount of shit while in residence. He’s now moved on to bigger and better things, including being a fellow for 11th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. Unsurprisingly, a few of his best album choices are a tad […]

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Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2012

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2012

Robert Howell is a philosophy professor at SMU, author and proud new father of a boy called Julian. He also digs good tunes. Streamable playlist via Rdio. 1. Grizzly Bear, Shields (Warp) 2. Sharon Van Etten, Tramp (Jagjaguwar) 3. Father John Misty, Fear Fun (Sub Pop) 4. Spiritualized, Sweet Heart, Sweet Light (Fat Possum) 5. […]

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Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2011

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2011

Tug Baker blogs, listens to music, and eats. He also blogs about music and what he eats because he’s meta like that. 20. Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum) This guy makes me understand better why everyone flips out over Beach House. I am closer to flipping out about Beach House because of […]

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Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2011

December 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2011

Patrick Wall is kind of an asshole. KNEE MEETS JERK: In Which a Beleaguered Music Journalist Attempts — and Fails — to Identify Ten Records Released Between December 2010 and December 2011 That Were Better Than All Other Releases in the Same Time Period. Listed in alphabetical order. Results subject to change. Richard Buckner, Our […]

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Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2011

December 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2011

Andrew S. Harkins is way too smart to be a redneck, and just slightly too redneck to let your daughter escort her to the … oh, wait, who am I kidding? Don’t let your daughter near this guy. 1. Black Lips, Arabia Mountain (Vice) The worst part about living in Atlanta is that sometimes it […]

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@kerryrm’s Top Albums of 2011

December 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

10. Cults – Cults: Pastiche, but such a good pastiche. 9. James Blake – James Blake: Over-hyped by the British press, and yet… 8. Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation: Hazy, dreamy bedroom pop from a 22yr old with heartache? Yes, please! 7. Class Actress – Rapprocher: Synths + Drum machines + Female vocals […]

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